Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Run Forest (umm...Nubia), Run!
Well, after writing my post last night, I noticed that my cousin Patty was on a mission to make her body a lean mean machine.
First - let me say that Patty is already lean and gorgeous. She loves working out and actually trained to possibly become a certified fitness trainer. I don't know if she ever went through the actual certification process but she's all about motivating folks to start moving. This is the adorable Coach Patty:
So....I told her that I had every intention of getting up to run this morning. She promptly asked me what time I wanted to be out the door. I knew I was in trouble - a phone call and/or text was sure to come. So no dilly dallying for me this morning when the alarm went off.
I was literally getting dressed when the first text came through. I kept getting texts until I was out the door. LOL! I love her for that. My favorite text was this one: "Goal time to be out the door: 7am....it's 3 minutes past!". How awesome is that?!
Now....how did it go? Well, I knew that I hadn't hydrated well enough to do this well, but at least I got out there!
It took me about 30 minutes to run a little more than a mile. By the end of it, I had a side cramp and a terrible shin cramp. Ugh......I felt old and totally out of shape!
My goal is to run the half marathon in August in 3 hours 30 minutes. I'd like to finish the race while I can still get a medal :)